Articles by Ben Dolnick

November 29, 2012

Only So Many Words Remain: On Alice Munro’s Dear Life 3

Growing old has, like a trip through a difficult country, endowed Munro with all manner of new information, and she has begun to file her dispatches.

July 5, 2012

A Beginner’s Guide to Alice Munro 25

Considering which of Alice Munro’s stories to read can feel something like considering what to eat from an enormous box of chocolates. There are an overwhelming number of choices — and, while you’re very likely to choose something delicious, there is the slight but real possibility of finding yourself stuck with, say, raspberry ganache.

December 6, 2007

A Year in Reading: Ben Dolnick 2

Ben Dolnick is the author of Zoology. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiancee and their dog, and is currently at work on a second book. This has been the year of short books for me. I’ve found my concentration running aground on long ones – even great long ones (Independent People, War and Peace, […]